Ivy Market Grill

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£26 to £40
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The Ivy Market Grill brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden.

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, terrace overlooking the bustling piazza and two private dining rooms, The Ivy Market Grill provides the perfect setting for any occasion.

A number of tables remain unreserved throughout the day allowing more people to experience a taste of Ivy magic in both our dining and service. Sample our extensive range of quality food and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are simply visiting one of London’s best-loved areas.
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CW
Surrey
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love The Ivy Cafe, Covent Garden. It's a treat and such good value for money in the best place in London. All of it is first class. Absolutely love it and all staff in it. Beautiful building and loos too!

DB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there with my wife. We had a fabulous time. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. The ambience transports you back in time. And I would highly recommend the Parmesan truffle fries. Delicious.

KB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was first class, all staff very friendly and helpful

SX
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extremely friendly and helpful service! Great food!

SV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food arrived without delay and the service was excellent, although it did become quite noisy which is expected at the very busy lunchtime period. The food was tasty and fresh.

SB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening - great food and fantastic service.

SB
Essex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quality food, wine and service made it worthwhile paying a small premium above alternative pre theatre dining options in the Covent Garden area. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise visit for my wife’s birthday. As soon as you walk in it’s hits you. Everything from music, surroundings were perfect, if you love that sort of thing. The staff again could not fault them, didn’t catch our waiters name but he was superb. The food was amazing. We ended up having three courses with a bottle of fizz. The cost very reasonable. Definitely would recommended The Ivy

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Apart from a bad avocado, the grill is always good.

H
Glasgow
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The early evening set menu was great value for money and the food was delicious. The choice of wines, by the glass, was reasonable, but expensive.

Service was friendly but the music was a bit too load to make it easy for us to chat and for our server to take our order without a number of repeated attempts.

The restaurant was almost full and there was a nice nice buzz in the air, with lots of happy diners.

We’ll be back!

MD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The whole experience is good from start to finish
Excellent and attentive staff
Superb food
Wish we had the opportunity to visit more frequently

SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

R
London
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time here, though we have been to other Ivy restaurants. It was a very good meal in pleasant surroundings and I can recommend this restaurant as a place worth visiting. Thank you.

NH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aboslutely first rate dinner with friends. The service was friendly but impecable. The food exquisite but without being pretentious. The ambience is warm wood with an inviting bar and lots of lovely touches to remind one of the theatrical location. Highly recommended.

JR
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant right in the heart of theatre district and Covent Garden. We were not rushed and given the appropriate level of attention by the staff, the food was great and very tasty. The drinks were a bit pricey but probably on a par with other establishments in that area.

RP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was essentially dull. I had the prawn cocktail which had a smell of a washing-up bowl and the shepherd's pie which I thought was a signature dish but was deeply disappointing and inadequately seasoned

s
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent venue first class food and service which provides for an ideal night out in Covent Garden

EC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very over-priced for what it is. Food, service and wine are all very average so not good value for money at all

A
London
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was good,nice and tasty.
Service has to improve.
You are waiting to long for a drink,I order a glass of champagne,arrived at the table once I finished my starter.
I order 3 espresso coffee,after the meal,We wait other 15 minutes,arrived cold and was not even close to a espresso,so I ask the manager,to take it off the bill,he did it,but what a shame,answering to me that in London this is how you going to have all the time your espresso.
Dear manager,Critics are constructive not personal.
You will have a long way before you understand the basic of hospitality if you talk to your customers that way.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hostess who seats you was not too friendly and not professional

M
London
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A bit hit and miss. The food is great and the service is friendly BUT the problem is they aren’t able to handle anyone with allergens or food intolerances. I mentioned from the start that I had a dairy intolerance and this is how it was handled. We were eating off the pre-theatre menu, I was told there were no starters without dairy so I could have a green salad (it’s the Ivy I expect better) the alternative was to order a starter from the a la carte menu which I’d have to pay extra for (not great service). I ordered the Jackfruit Bang Bang salad, it was lovely (at the end of the meal they did tell me I could have it as part of the set menu price, nice save but…). My main was the seabass, quite nice I ordered olive oil mashed potatoes to go with it and was told it contained butter and cream as it was put before me, so I couldn’t have it (but was still charged) I managed with a few of my friends chips. By this time I felt it would spoil the night for me and my friends if I made a further fuss. Given the lack of care I didn’t even attempt to find a non-dairy dessert or coffee. If you have any dietary requirements it’s probably best to stay away (or take your EpiPen with you!).

OT
London
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal

JG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was not impressive - over cooked n slightly cold. Service excellent but food terrible - would not recommend to be fair.

AL
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I use The Ivy a lot for meeting friends and having lunch meetings. The service is always at a high standard as is the food. The ambiance is great and I love it there!

TO
London
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect breakfast ı haf

B
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The fish and chips was amazing.

J
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

C
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience. The duck starter is amazing. Service was fab, everyone was very attentive. Will definitely be going back and highly recommend to all.

PH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious and unusual food. Great vegetarian selection, and I highly recommend the rice balls to start with. The service was excellent and the house wine very good. The tables are quite small and close together, however, which makes group conversation tricky

HB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a perfect champagne breakfast for my daughter’s 18th birthday.

Food, service and atmosphere was fantastic and the little birthday cake surprise from the Ivy team was a lovely touch.

Thank you, it was a special start to her 18th birthday day.

We shall look forward to returning soon!

LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times for lunch but first time for breakfast- lovely food and good value for breakfast

W
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. But you're packed in - makes for a nice atmosphere, but too close to other people in my opinion.

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in to the minute we left we were treated very special and was so well looked after.thank you!

KJ
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Early evening booking, which I asked to change at short notice to an earlier time and it was possible. Very nice food as usual and great service from Firat. Very busy so a little noisy, but a great atmosphere

PN
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time we have visited the restaurant. This trip was as good as the last. Not a cheap meal but very good quality. Tables are quite close together. Recommend tables away from the door as its a very busy area and a chill wind blows! We had a table deep inside and were well looked after by the staff

SS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Thought it was very disappointing. We are very happy to pay good money but the food was distinctly average. Steak tough as old boots. Won’t go again but judging by the queues to get in we’re a minority and didn’t get the feeling our business was really wanted or needed. All a bit robotic although the waiters did the best they could. A shame as we ate in the Ivy just before Christmas which was the same money and an awful lot better and our patronage clearly valued.

M
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at the Ivy, service was excellent and the restaurant had also remembered that it was my friends birthday and brought a small cake out at the end of the meal.

JT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous enjoyable time spent in beautiful surroundings service food and everything first class
Thankyou

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere and very good service. Varied menu so something for everyone.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our poached eggs on avocados were too salty but manager was called and he replaced with what we wanted. It’s a classy joint remains our favorite.